Storm Huntley

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Storm Huntley
Born (1987-02-24) 24 February 1987 (age 32)
Glasgow, Scotland, UK
Alma materUniversity of Glasgow
OccupationTV presenter
Years active2014–present
Known forSTV Glasgow (weather / The Riverside Show)
CBeebies (Down on the Farm)
Channel 5 (The Wright Stuff/Jeremy Vine)

Storm Huntley (born 24 February 1987)[1] is a Scottish television presenter.

Early and personal life[edit]

Huntley's first name was chosen from a combination of her mother reading a novel where the lead had this name (A Sparrow Falls by Wilbur Smith) and an electrical storm outside on the day she was born.[2] Her grandmother refused to use this name for some time.[3]

As a toddler, she accidentally poured a kettle of boiling water over herself, causing permanent scarring to her arm, shoulder and neck; she chooses clothing to conceal the scars.[3]

Raised in Bishopbriggs in the northern part of Greater Glasgow, she attended Bishopbriggs High School[4] before taking a degree in politics and economics from the University of Glasgow in 2008.[3] She became involved in the university station's Subcity Radio as well as hospital radio,[2][5] spent time in London with a local community radio company (OnFM)[4] and took a postgraduate diploma in broadcast journalism from the London College of Printing.[2]

Television career[edit]

After a period of unpaid work experience,[5] she found work as a researcher with BBC Scotland, became increasingly interested in weather reporting and took a short meteorology course with the Open University.[2][3][4]

In June 2014 Huntley joined Scottish Television's new regional STV Glasgow channel,[2] presenting weather forecasts and features on its evening daily Riverside Show.[4]

Current work[edit]

Since 2015, Huntley has been involved in two shows on British terrestrial television.[6][5] The seasonal CBeebies show Down on the Farm also features JB Gill (a former pop star turned turkey farmer)[7] and introduces young children to aspects of rural life. The show was nominated for a BAFTA Scotland Award in 2016.[8]

On Channel 5's daily live morning phone-in debate programme The Wright Stuff and its 2018 replacement Jeremy Vine she is a co-host, screening and introducing callers to the host Matthew Wright / Jeremy Vine and reading out viewer correspondence.[6]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "29 years ago today my Mum spent 18 hours in labour for my benefit! What a woman!!". Storm Huntley on Twitter. 24 February 2016. Retrieved 3 February 2018.
  2. ^ a b c d e "STV Glasgow launch night: Introducing Storm Huntley". Scottish Television. 2 June 2014. Archived from the original on 4 March 2017. Retrieved 3 February 2018.
  3. ^ a b c d "TV weathergirl Storm Huntley on her unusual moniker, fashion and new role on STV's Riverside show". Daily Record. 24 July 2014. Retrieved 3 February 2018.
  4. ^ a b c d "Storm lands her dream job with STV Glasgow". Kirkintilloch Herald. 6 August 2014. Retrieved 3 February 2018.
  5. ^ a b c "How I Became a TV Presenter: Storm Huntley, CBBC". Source Magazine. 27 April 2016. Retrieved 3 February 2018.
  6. ^ a b "Down a Storm on kids' telly". The Sun. 27 June 2015. Retrieved 3 February 2018.
  7. ^ "Ex-JLS star JB Gill reveals plans to present new CBeebies show on his farm". Daily Mirror. 30 June 2015. Retrieved 3 February 2018.
  8. ^ "British Academy Scotland Awards: Winners in 2016". BAFTA Scotland. 6 November 2016. Retrieved 11 February 2018.

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